Decades from now, what would you like to say about your family and dreams?

If you want your family close, productive, open to experience, making a difference in the world, then what are you going to do now to get you there?

People often avoid financial planning because they think talking about far-reaching decisions will lock them in. But it’s usually just the reverse. Planning and managing your money lets you fund your beliefs, passions and legacy.

Stories about women who are committing to a bigger purpose, to building something that will outlive them, are surfacing frequently, especially as boomer women consider what’s next. These are altogether contemporary legacies, on a scale without precedent. Many such examples are ongoing and under the radar, since few media outlets are reporting on women’s local or individual philanthropy.

Where can we look to find women’s evolving stories?